Identify Your Potential AFib Risks

Know Your Risk for Stroke

When completed, click to take a snapshot:

How to Take a Snapshot

To take a snapshot of your screen, please use one of the following instructions below depending on the device you are using.

Ipad: Simultaneously press the on/off button and the center home button.  You will notice a flash on-screen and you will hear the camera click sound if you have sound enabled.  The image will appear in your library and can be shared in whatever way you choose.

Mac: Press and hold the following buttons on your computer: command-shift-4.  A cross-hair cursor will appear on your screen.  Click and drag the cursor across the stroke-risk chart.  When you release the mouse button, the screen shot will automatically be saved on your desktop as a png or pdf file. The image can then be shared or stored in your photo library.

PC: 1) Make sure the risk chart is in the "active" window on your screen. This means it should be in front of all your other windows.  2) Then, hold down the "Alt" key and press "Print Screen." 3) Next go to "Start" MS Paint (or if you can't find it, click "start run" and type in MS Paint.) Then click enter. 4) Finally, click "control V" or use the menu to select "edit paste" and your image will appear.  To save it, go to File, "Save As" and label your chart however you'd like.  You may then share your image as you would share any other.

Enter your information below to generate a visual to help you understand your risk for stroke.

(Your information will not be tracked or stored.)

CHA2DS2-VASc Factors Increasing Stroke Risk

Consider your health history and answer the following questions.




  • Congestive Heart Failure

    Do you have congestive heart failure?

  • Hypertension

    Do you have high blood pressure?

  • Age

    Are you 75 years old or older?

  • Diabetes

    Do you have diabetes?

  • Stroke

    Have you ever had a stroke or do you show signs of having experienced TIA or "mini-strokes"?

  • Vascular Disease

    Do you have vascular disease in your history such as prior heart attack, peripheral artery disease, or aortic plaque?

  • Age

    Are you age 65 to 74 years old?

  • Sex Category

    Are you female?








CHA2DS2-VASc Factors Risk Level:

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
Higher Risk

Always check with your doctor to verify your risk score. The guidelines recommend "blood thinning"* medications for people who have added risks.

  • 0People who score 0 do not usually need "blood thinners." It is always important to make this decision together with your doctor.
  • 1 People who score a 1 may or may not need "blood thinners." Your doctor will help you decide what is right for you.
  • 2 or more Guidelines recommend "blood thinners" for people who score 2 or more. Your doctor will help you decide what is right for you.

NOTE: This self-check tool does not replace the risk assessment you need to complete with your healthcare provider. This tool helps you see which health factors can add to your risks. The higher your levels, the higher your risk for stroke.

*"Blood thinner" is a common term for anticoagulant medication that reduces the blood’s ability to form a clot that can cause a stroke.